Thursday, 22 August 2019

Can you help - WANTED five barrowloads of soil

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Message from Claire Vuckovic, Pevery Close.

We need about 5 barrow loads of soil to level off our lawn - can anyone help please?   We can collect!  Cheers    Claire Vuckovic

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Autumn courses at Qube, Oswestry

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Message from Qube in Oswestry.

Welcome to our new courses programme! We hope you enjoy the creativity and wellbeing events we have lined up for you.

We are excited to introduce a number of new tutors and speakers. Environmental artist and winner of the Qube Arts Open, Tim Pugh will immerse us in his natural world, Wirral based Ian Fennelly guides us in vibrant pen and wash and Judith Farnworth in watercolour. We welcome Ludlow Letterpress artist, Dulcie Fulton with her wonderful adana printing press and Emily Wilkinson, artist and poet shows us how to create unique and beautiful art books.

Qube is proud to be taking part in this year's Big Draw Festival. Check out special events, including Zen Calligraphy and 'First Time' Life Drawing. New for autumn is a series of evening events, including Fetch Theatre Company, seasonal poetry with Suzanne Iuppa and Chris Kinsey and a fascinating series of art history lectures by Sarah Gathercole.

We're encouraging you to get crafty this Christmas with Qube's festive workshops. Why not make a funky teapot or personalised tile as a gift? And finally, to keep you feeling positive, balanced and focused we have wonderful tuition in tai chi, yoga, pilates, mindfulness and herbal remedies.

Our events programme helps fund Qube's services including Arts, Dial-a-Ride, Tuesday Social Club, Befriending, Home Shopping and Volunteering.

Thank you from Qube
Click here to view our full range of courses...
To book a place on any of our courses or events visit our website, call us on 01691 656882 or pop in and speak to us.

Can you help - A LOST NECKLACE

Dear Blogger

Appeal from Sylvia Bellis, The Marches.


a SILVER and ROCK CRYSTAL contemporary necklace, unusual design, probably lost on MARCHES MEADOW, ON SATURDAY 17th AUGUST at about 5.30pm.REWARD OFFERED. 01939 261170.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Sambrook Manor Gardens open for the NGS

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Message from Allison, Shropshire National Gardens Scheme publicity

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Welcome to our supporters
Welcome to our new, and long-term, supporters of the National Garden Scheme in Shropshire. We have some wonderful gardens open from now until mid October for you to visit and enjoy and at the same time raise money for our charities which include Macmillan, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and many other nursing and caring charities.  We do hope you will support our fund-raising efforts and will forward this email on to friends and family - we do not share your details with anyone else, it's up to you who you send this information on it, but your support is much appreciated.  More information on our charity can be found at  Thank you.
Allison Walter, County Organiser, Shropshire National Garden Scheme
Sambrook Manor, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8AL

This beautiful late-summer garden will be open to National Garden Scheme visitors on Sunday 25th August from 12.30-5pm.  Deep.colourful and well-planted borders offset by sweeping lawns and pretty water features await visitors - all the family are welcome including well-behaved dogs.  Most of the garden is also wheelchair accessible.  Late roses abound and spill over old walls and trellises coupled with a huge range of herbaceous plants, pretty Japanese garden, rill and waterfall. Beyond the walls of the garden lies an arboretum overlooking the brook - a lovely place to visit on a summer's afternoon.  Also open By Arrangement for groups until the end of September: Contact:
Arrange to visit a Shropshire garden as part of the National Garden Scheme: from friends, garden groups, art groups, cycling groups, car groups, knitting groups: all are welcome.  Just contact the owner to arrange a date. Click on the link below to see a list of all Shropshire gardens open by arrangement this year:
The National Garden Scheme raises money for caring and nursing charities including Macmillan, Marie Curie, Hospices UK, Parkinson's UK, The Queens Nursing Institute, Horatio's Garden, Maggie's Centres and The Carers' Trust, plus our new charity this year, MIND, the mental health charity

Oswestry Balloon Carnival, this Saturday, a great dayout for all the family

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OSWESTRY BALLOON CARNIVAL - This Saturday, 24th August.

LOADS going on throughout the town, as well as Balloons flying above.

See attached poster for more details


Message from Colin Case.

Remember the Home Grown Show is coming:-



Colin Case    B.E.M.

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